Monday, 26 December 2011

Catching up

I am sorry to say that I am not a regular blogger. I have tried to post more often but my arch enemy, good old Procrastination always seems to win the race. However, I hope to turn over a new leaf in 2012!!
This is a painting I finished a few months back from a tutorial on Cheryl Iwin's site . Again, I procrastinated about trying the tutorial I was so happy with the result. The painting now hangs on my wall as a reminder to not let procrastination rule my life.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Poppy love

I have discovered a love of poppies, well actually I have rediscovered my love of poppies. I love the fragility and the stength of the poppy. The way the petals are so soft and delicate but hold on tight to the seed case and flutter and bend in the breeze.
I have joined the Poppy Spree class over at Studio Margot blog. Margot is a beautiful soul who shares her love of Poppies by teaching a free class on how to paint her favourite flower.
This is my poppy from the class.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Prayer Flag swap

Yesterday I made 4 sets of Prayer Flags for a swap on Goddess Guide Book , 2 will be flying off to USA and 1 will be staying in Australia and the 4th set will be a give away on this blog and Dotty Jeans Journal FB page.
Making these flags was such a calming & serene way to spend my afternoon, it was definately an act of active meditation. Each flag is 5 x 6 inches, hand died, embroidered in the centre with a spiraal of seed beads then hand sewn onto natural jute for hanging.
All you have to do to be in the draw for the Prayer Flags is to leave a comment on my blog and suggest my FB page to your friends. Make sure you ask your friends to mention your name when they like the page. This competition will be open until the end of October so there will be plenty of time to enter.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Supplies Me homework

I have just finished my first weeks assignment for Supplies Me with Jane Davenport. I made my journal from a tutorial by Teesha Moore, I have a short attention span so made the journal instead of having a large one to fill I will have several smaller ones. That way I won't have an anxiety attack thinking I have so many pages to fill!! Mind over matter works every time.
I have really enjoyed the process of making this first journal spread, I didn't know what my firs page would be until I woke this morning. It all came to me in my sleep, I would create a page depicting me as a butterfly emerging from the cocoon of self doubt into the world of creativity. I love metaphors, this one is perfect for me. Now I'm inspired I am off to paint the background of some more pages.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

I'm excited

I have just joined Jane Davenport's Supplies Me online workshop, this is the first time I have participated on such a workshop. I have made myself an art journal using Teesha Moore's tutorial, I am so looking forward to filling the pages with beautiful art. This is going to be such a fun filled class full of great students who are so inspiring and Jane is such a great teacher.
I hope to have some pages to post in a few days of the start of my journal, because I have a short attention span I have decided to make smaller journals instead of one large one.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

New art work

I found a you tube video from Tim Coffey a couple of weekends ago on howw to create a piece of art using a glue gun and paints.  I have to say that I love this style of art, I intend to make many more to hang on the walls of my home.  I have some ideas floating around in my head that I hope to use on various pieces, the time to make these pieces is my arch enemy though. 

Monday, 1 August 2011

Art Journal

I have just stumbled across a wonderful site called Wild Precious . I have spent many hours looking over this great site and have come tot he conclusion that I want to try my hand at Art Journalling.  I have avoided journalling all my life because I didn't think that i had anything worth writing down. I still don't think I have much to say that is worthy of putting in a journal but Art Journalling is not about prolific writing, instead it is about feelings, art, creativity and having fun.  So, I searched my bookshelf looking for a suitable book that I could use, all the while feeling guilty because I was about to deface a book.  Then I thought about it for a moment and realised that if there wa a book sitting on my shlef that was fit to be transformed then it was never gong to be read.  So, I chose a gardening book with a hard cover that the silver fish had started to devour and that was the begining of my 'next creative passion'. 

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Art pieces

I created this piece  of art a few months ago after a wonderfully uplifting meditation session.  I used chalk pastels on this picture, I LOVE using pastels, the way they blend together is a magical process. I have called this picture Eyes of Buddha.
This second piece is a Zentangle I did this evening.  Zentangles have a way of making me feel relaxed, the active meditation felt through creating Zentangles can be a bit addictive.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Creative Meditation

Two days ago I listened to Goddess Leonie's week three meditation from her Creative Goddess e-course. I still feel relaxed and uplifted from sitting and working through the meditation. I haven't meditated for a couple of months but as soon as the meditation started I was taken into a beautiful visulization to meet my creative Guide. I do love to meditate, I must continue to make an effort to keep meditation as a big part of my life. I am half way through this e-course and can't wait to make my piece of art for this week.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Just popping in for a minute

I have just finished tiling my laundry. I have always wanted a light airy laundry room and now I have one complete with white walls and white tiles. I have waited 23 years to get the room I wanted and if anyone messes it up they have me to contend with.
This is what I have just finished making a Snow Queen Dotee for Martha in a Winter Dotee swap. She was so easy and quick to make and I have to say I am very pleased with the end result. I sure hope Martha likes her.

I found these photos f an Arum lilly on my camera when I was uploading the Dotee. I an so please with my lily, it is in the perfect spot and grows like a weed. It is amazing how different it looks using different settings on the camera.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

New family member

I hope to post to this blog more ofter this year. I'm sure i said that last year and the year before but this year I really will try to make an effort.

We have a new baby in the family. Aidann summer Rose arrives on 7th January 2011 weighing in at 9lb 8 1/2 the biggest baby this family has seen for a couple of generations. The second child for my eldest son Sam and his beautiful partner Tab and a little sister for Corbin. We have had lots of photos and will be having lots of cuddles on 22nd January when Iain and I meet her for the first time. At times like this I realise jus how much I miss my Sons and thier families, being a long distance Grandmother isn't an easy task to perform. But I make up for it when we do visit.

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